Woodpeckers

RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER

Among the many pictures I downloaded today were almost 300 pictures of a Red-bellied Woodpecker. They were clearly taken on different days. The light was entirely different and the woodpecker was in different places — at least three different locations.

A HAIRY WOODPECKER

We seem to have collected all the big birds who have pushed out all the little birds. I barely see any of the finches or Chipper Sparrows. We see Brown-Headed Cowbirds, Black-Capped Catbirds, Blue Jays and the larger woodpeckers, the… Read More ›

LURKING COWBIRDS

Two summers ago, we had a lot of visiting cowbirds, but last summer, we barely saw a single one. This year, though, they have shown up in force. They have become possessive, territorial, and aggressive to all the other birds…. Read More ›